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>> a crowd estimated at more than 1 million in st. peter's square all celebrating today's beatification ceremony for the late pope paul the second, it's a last step before state see to it in the catholic faith. >> the services in st. peter's square were shown all over the world including here in chicago where people got up early to watch the services on big screens downtown. the celebrations and vatican city went on for hours. >> dino was there and she joins us now live tonight from rome with our top story. >> it w w an amazing event you
can see saint peter's dome behind me there. it is not new to religious celebrations filled with circumstance but this day was it different, pope john paul the second walked the earth and touched so many lives physically and spiritually. they were amazed that a man they knew is now one step closer to becoming a seat. saint. the threat of rain did not keep some from staying on the streets all night. as the sun rose over rome the square quickly filled. hearing the holy father tell them john paul walks with jesus. celebrating with the
cardinal wearing the mitre john paul or in his final years. the new image of blessed john paul. a photo taken in 1995. sister marie was cured of parkinson's after talking to john paul. typically in landis service today rainout in polish and english peppered with french and english to russian and german and spanish. >>the man who lost his own mother
had just nine years old became pope for the youth. >> many say they're more people here that that pope john paul the second funeral and they are in no hurry to leave after the service. some people join in thoughtful reflection and others waiting for a chance to go inside st. peter's and pay homage to the remains of blessed john paul. >> >> he had a special casedays. gaze. >> pope benedict wanted the
beatification to move forward with a reasonable pace so on the sixth anniversary of his funeral at st. peter's, please estimate 1.5 million were here this square and the streets leading to over soulful people went back to the site of last night's prayer service to watch the beatification on the big screen. 800 priests went into the square and into the streets to administer communion. i'm proud because john paul is one of the holiest man. >> i'm a better man than i was. >> there were 90 separate delegations here, 16 heads of state. many of you at home may have been in st. peter's square
to get blessing from santa pope john paul the second when he was here on earth will now on the same place a proclamation, he is blessed in having. we will be talking on monday with arch bishop cardinal george. >> is it as exciting as it looked? >> it was amazing. i am a roman catholic myself so it was such a spiritual event it was so amazing. >> a local chicago family hopes that their store hopes to elevate the former pope to a saint. >> joanna did know for son christopher would ever see again after a metal rod had his eye when the team was building shelves and the families
northwest side home as ambulances rushed him to the hospital to win a drove herself praying all the way. >> i asked john the second, please you touched his head please help save his vision. >> thethird joint continues her pleas to a good john paul the second. before moving to the u.s. she worked at a convent for the future pope himself was a young priest. >> he was such a beautiful person. i know he was going to be something big someday. >> after christopher spent four days in hospital bleeding from his eye she share the news for which she is eternally grateful. >> you are so lucky >> she says that his eyes emerge
successfully only due to the blessing of pope john paul. >> it makes me so proud and so happy. >> christopher is still healthy today, armed with a master's degree and now on vacation in mexico his mother says she would rather have him returned to rome but his pleas to son once met the man that she later trade would help to save him. the family has submitted their story for official review by the church who john paul the second needs one more declared miracle to complete the process of becoming a saint. >> vatican officials claim that the former pope was seen in person by more people than anyone else in human history taking into account his 100
foreign trips and roughly 17 million pilgrimages who attended weekly audiences with them at the vatican and the millions more who saw him then. >> controversy continues at one chicago parish, st. so by now hold sunday services without fathers later. >> thousands march for emigration rights in chicago. >> say what you will about mr. trump he would certainly bring some change to the white house. >> is payback by the president. >> tonight thunderstorms are moving north east in illinois but will they affect chicago?
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a part of services today. >> think your father might for all you do for all of our young people. >> and it wasn't just are rousing think you he could be seen poking his head in and out of watching the sunday mass which he usually would be leading. in my young people are serving god as we all been taught i can imagine that he's not feeling all too good at not being able to be out there. >> his future with the church is on certain. after 30 years the cardinal wants leaguer reassigned he doesn't want to leave the congregation and they are standing behind him sailed in a silent march to show their support. ec
>> we don't go into the white community asking them to choose their leaders. >> church policy states priests cannot stay with one church longer than 12 years flicker has long surpassed that. >> it definitely wouldn't speak well for the catholic church if for any reasons this community falls apart because of either a clash of personality the great importance of this ministry. >> a lot of support her father for later today. they asked to please keep him here at the church. >> ever grants rights activists
and other advocates a hit the streets to be marching on behalf of honest wages a large group marched from the west side to this neighborhood on may day. the rally was being held to warrant undocumented residents to be granted legal status and be given more government funding for health care, jobs and education. local health care leaders are calling the governor to task on budget cuts planned for nursing homes. it would mean rolling back safety measures and slashing budgets by $170 million and killing 7000 jobs. >> teammates pick their respects today to the young nigerian
soccer player killed this past week, he was shot to death tuesday night while walking with friends in the hundred block of east 82nd street. funeral services were held this morning on the north side, the 16 year- old had been in chicago was the year after winning a spot on the youth soccer league affiliated with the chicago. >> when you think of this country and what it does for some new people it is just devastating for someone with such a promising life. >> police have no suspects in custody. >> new details on the nato bombing in libya that took the lives of one of muammar gaddafi's signs. >> as the dispute over blooding between illinois and missouri which could go to the supreme court.
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>> nato leaders today say they were targeting military installations in the saturday attack that killed one of muammar gaddafi's sons and three of his grandchildren. the duffy and his wife were in the house when it was targeted but they are in good health. cnn is reporting that crowds have ransacked the embassies in tripoli today including the u.s. british french and italian embassies. >> the 25th final mission of the space shuttle endeavor will have to wait at least another week,
the plan was supposed to launch friday when something went wrong. the delay means that gabrielle giffords is back in houston and continuing her recovery from a gunshot wound. she is expected to return to florida to see the launch firsthand as soon as a new date is scheduled. >> search and rescue teams continued looking today for victims of the tornado that tore across alabama, at least 250 people were killed and 1700 injured the obama administration declared a category one natural disaster in alabama the same ranking given to hurricane katrina and the september 11th terrorist attacks. anchor cairo alone most of the 2800 residents have left because of the flooding, the u.s. army corps of engineers may have to block a levee to protect the town from flooding and we're just learning the u.s. supreme court has rejected misery's request to prevent war
from blowing up and that's levy. the river will fly about 100 homes and acres of farmland. president barack obama poked fun at just about everyone last night, including businessmen and possible presidential contender donald trump. obama moved to trump's push for the president to release his birth certificate. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. and that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like, did we take the moon landing. what really happened in roswell? and where are biggie in to talk?
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